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Posted on: June 20, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Expect Traffic Impacts: Sunset and Second Avenue

The Issaquah School District is installing a new traffic signal at the intersection of East Sunset Way and Second Avenue Northeast this summer that will cause significant traffic impacts during construction.

The school district is installing this new signal – which will enhance traffic flow and safety – to accommodate Issaquah Middle School and Clarke Elementary. 

Starting June 21, 2017, crews will typically be working from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday at the intersection. Minimal traffic impacts are expected at the intersection in the first few days as crews prepare the site. A tree located at northwest corner of the intersection will also be removed to accommodate the new signal.

However, farther east of the intersection – on East Sunset Way from Third Avenue Northeast to Sixth Avenue Northeast – City public works crews on a separate project will be closing one lane (and alternating traffic with flaggers) from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. June 21 and 22 to fix potholes along the roadway’s shoulders. 

For the signal project, drivers and residents can expect lane closures at the intersection in the coming weeks, including periodic detours for certain construction activities.

During peak construction times, flaggers will be onsite to assist vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians. 

The Issaquah School District plans to send e-mail updates (sign up here) on specific traffic impacts throughout this project. Signage will also be placed onsite. The district aims to have the signal installed before school starts this fall.

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